2021/2022 Operation Military Red Results
Theta Chi recognizes top contributors to the USO
Washington, D.C. – Theta Chi Fraternity is proud to announce Delta Eta/Colorado State as the recipient of the USO Service Award and Iota Theta/Central Florida as the recipient of the USO Fundraising Award for the 2021/2022 academic year. Both chapters were recognized as part of the 166th Anniversary Convention held in Washington, D.C.
In 2013, Theta Chi Fraternity embarked on a philanthropic partnership with the United Service Organizations, commonly known as the USO. For 75 years, the USO’s mission has been to strengthen America’s military by keeping them connected to family, home, and country throughout their service to the nation. Theta Chi is proud to have partnered with such an outstanding organization and looks forward to continuing and strengthening our partnership in the years to come.
In 2015 the Fraternity launched a friendly competition between chapters known as “Operation Military Red.” The competition tracks the dollars raised and hours served in support of the USO.
Two separate recognitions were developed for Operation Military Red: The USO Service Award and the USO Fundraising Award. As the name suggests, the USO Service Award is presented to the chapter that commits the highest number of combined service hours to the USO in a given academic year. Similarly, the USO Fundraising Award is presented to the chapter that raises the most money for the USO in a given academic year.
Brothers of the Delta Eta Chapter at Colorado State University pooled a collective 2,700 hours between their brotherhood after setting up and then hosting a two-night haunted house event on their campus. Meanwhile, hosting their annual “G.I. Theta Chi” event, the Iota Theta Chapter at the University of Central Florida raised over $45,000 for the USO by using friendly interfraternal competition on their campus.
Collectively, Theta Chi chapters and colonies across the country raised more than $150,000 and volunteered over 13,000 hours for the USO. We marked an extremely important milestone this year, crossing the $1 million mark in funds raised since joining forces with the USO in 2013.
About the USO: The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. Learn more and consider making a gift at www.uso.org
About Theta Chi: Founded in 1856, Theta Chi Fraternity is a men’s collegiate fraternity with more than 200,000 initiated members and has established 245 chapters. Theta Chi’s mission is to develop college-age men into successful students, good citizens, lifelong brothers, and resolute leaders.